Rosés are back and they are better than ever. We have them in all price ranges and a great mix of varietals. Try them all, mix a case OR choose your favorite.
Mulderbosch 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, Stellenbosch Hills, Cape Town
This wine is back from 2 years ago. This rosé was a huge seller then and we expect it will be again this year. The Cabernet gives it a little more body than the typical Rosé, and it has a little sprightliness that gives a refreshing bite on the tongue. Great with anything or by itself. A steal at $12.95.
Rodòn, Le Fraghe, Bardolino, Chiaretto, Affi, Italy
Le Fraghe winery and vineyards are located between Bardolino on the eastern shore of Lake Garda and Verona, the historic city of the Veneto. Like Bordeaux in France, the Bardolino region is home to a regulated wine that is composed of a traditional blend of grapes that take the name Bardolino. This wine is delicious and low in alcohol which makes it a great wine for summer afternoons on the porch.
Coteaux du Vendômois, Lieu-dit-Cocagne, Loire Valley
The Loire Valley, if you are not familiar with its wines, is home to a number of varietals that you may not know. This wine is made from 100% Pineau d’Aunis grapes. It is medium-bodied and exhibits flavors of pink grapefruit and strawberries with a clean minerally finish that makes you keep reaching for the glass. It is lighter than some of the others we are highlighting here and is a great summer drink.
Père et Fils, Cinsault Syrah, Laurent Miquel, Cessenon-sur-Orb, Languedoc
Wines grown in the Languedoc region are usually fruit-forward because of the hot and dry climate where grapes are allowed to mature completely and early. This wine is no exception. The blend of Cinsault and Syrah is traditional and is just a take-off on the lighter and more acidic wines of Provence to the north and east.
Bila-Haut, Pays d’Oc, Michel Chapoutier
From even further south come the grapes grown for Bila-Haut. Famous French winemaker Michel Chapoutier has expanded his holdings from his northern Rhône vineyards near L’Hermitage to these vineyards hard against the Spanish frontier. Bila-Haut is medium- to full-bodied, fruity, and delicious with a mineral finish that makes this a great food wine as well as an aperitif. I recommend it highly.